Tremendous five bedroom converted church situated within garden grounds of about 0.9 acres and enjoying far reaching views across open countryside towards the Cairngorms National Park.
This remarkable property was built around 1771, and formed part of a team of churches in the Grange area. De-consecrated in 1967, it was purchased by a farmer who used it for storage before selling in 1987 when it was converted into a residential home. Known locally as the old kirk on the hill,' the attractive fascia has been beautifully maintained by the current owners. Internally, the accommodation is versatile, warm and welcoming, with care taken to preserve the original features such as deep skirtings, decorative architraves and tall windows with pointed arches and stained glass. A tranquil country retreat with beautiful gardens and outstanding views, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
At the base of a square tower, double wide panelled doors open into the welcoming entrance vestibule which features tiled flooring and a tall arched window overlooking the grounds. A generously proportioned cupboard is ideal for storing outdoor clothing and equipment. Plumbed for white appliances, the cupboard also houses the central heating boiler.
The generously proportioned dining kitchen is perfect for formal entertaining as well as relaxed family living, with a large central window providing fabulous views across the grounds, over the fields to the hills beyond. With a further two windows providing lots of natural light, the kitchen is fitted with an attractive range of base and wall units, which also incorporate shelving and glazed display cabinetry with internal lighting. The extensive laminate wood effect work surfaces incorporate a 1.5 stainless steel sink with drainer, in addition to a Rangemaster with double oven and six ring induction hob. A large multi fuel burning stove is situated within a brick lined recess with slate hearth.
A partially glazed door opens from the vestibule into the impressive central space that lies at the heart of this unique home. Utilised as a family/music room which lies on open plan to the sitting room, a wide carpeted staircase with decorative pillars leads up to the galleried square landing above, all beneath the original curved ceiling. A striking living space which enjoys views across the garden grounds, the sitting area is presided over by a large wood burning stove, thought to be where the pulpit was formerly situated. Located close to the sitting room is the fully enclosed study. Currently utilised as a store room, this versatile room includes an arched internal window.
The light and airy garden room was created by the current owners. Of neutral decoration and wooden flooring, it is an ideal spot for watching the local wildlife, with access to the raised decked terrace beyond. In close proximity to the garden room is the WC cloakroom, which includes a white two piece suite.
Double bedroom five completes the ground floor. A spacious guest room with dual aspect windows allowing for plentiful natural light, bedroom five also boasts a contemporary en suite shower room.
The central staircase ascends first to a mezzanine landing before splitting in two to access the square first floor landing, which allows for splendid views of the gardens and accommodation below.
The tranquil principal bedroom lies on a gentle split level. Fully carpeted and fitted with double wardrobes which also house the hot water cylinder, there is ample space for freestanding furniture. The fantastic arched window overlooking the property frontage and beyond is an outstanding feature. The distinctive en suite bathroom features extensive monochrome tiling and a pine lined curved ceiling. The splendid curved bath is of a copper and tin design, with rain effect shower head above. Twin wash hand basins sit atop a large vanity unit, while there is also a white WC, twin mirrors and wall sconces.
Double bedroom two is of neutral decoration and has a large arched window framing the view of the garden, along with a double fitted wardrobe. The en suite shower room includes a white two piece suite and a corner curved shower enclosure housing an electric shower.
Central to the landing, partially glazed doors open into double bedroom three. Currently being used as a spacious home office, there is deep set shelving to either side and an ornately concealed fold down bed. Twin deep silled windows overlook the grassed paddock and countryside beyond. A ceiling hatch with folding ladder leads up to the extensive attic space which is fully floored and has strip lighting and electricity sources.
Completing the accommodation is double bedroom four. Fitted with open shelving and a double wardrobe, bedroom four enjoys peaceful views from the large arched window, while there is also the benefit of a well appointed en suite shower room.
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A unique and inviting country home, the central galleried landing is simply stunning, while I could easily while away an afternoon taking in the fantastic views from the dining kitchen and principal bedroom.Fiona Gormley